Uncanny Valley
Black Holes

25 April 2015

3D animation is captivating, and so are semi-realistic dolls and robots that almost look like people. As these things get more lifelike, there is a point where they stop looking cuddly, and start looking creepy. In pop culture, this is called the uncanny valley. Today we’re going to talk about this with Dr. Grant Gutheil, Associate Professor of Psychology at Nazareth College in Rochester NY. In the second half of our show we’ll talk about what all the fuss is regarding a black hole in the center of our galaxy.